The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 21 20 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing Java 220 211 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.92% 7.13% 10.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.33% 21.04% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 113 193
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Java
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1082 1003 1289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.03% 33.91% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 551 682
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 53
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £18.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Java Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Java
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 73 £400 +6.66% 93
Cheshire -7 57 £400 +6.66% 28
Lancashire +16 46 £420 +52.72% 18
Merseyside +15 22 £350 -20.00% 6
Cumbria -7 2 £475 +10.98%
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java.

1 160 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (25.06%) Web Services
3 98 (24.81%) SQL
4 96 (24.30%) JavaScript
5 95 (24.05%) Oracle
5 95 (24.05%) Spring
6 92 (23.29%) Linux
7 86 (21.77%) HTML
8 83 (21.01%) J2EE
8 83 (21.01%) TDD
9 74 (18.73%) XML
10 60 (15.19%) Finance
11 58 (14.68%) Python
12 56 (14.18%) C#
13 55 (13.92%) CSS
14 52 (13.16%) BDD
15 51 (12.91%) .NET
16 50 (12.66%) RESTful
17 49 (12.41%) Scala
18 48 (12.15%) Scrum
19 47 (11.90%) Hibernate
20 45 (11.39%) C++
21 43 (10.89%) PHP
21 43 (10.89%) WebSphere
22 42 (10.63%) jQuery
22 42 (10.63%) Security Cleared
23 41 (10.38%) Tomcat
23 41 (10.38%) JMS
24 39 (9.87%) OO
24 39 (9.87%) Open Source

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 43 (10.89%) WebSphere
2 41 (10.38%) Tomcat
3 18 (4.56%) WebLogic
4 17 (4.30%) Apache
5 14 (3.54%) Adobe CQ
6 11 (2.78%) nginx
6 11 (2.78%) Jetty
6 11 (2.78%) SharePoint
7 10 (2.53%) Confluence
7 10 (2.53%) Liferay
8 7 (1.77%) IIS
8 7 (1.77%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (1.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (1.52%) Oracle Service Bus
9 6 (1.52%) Quickr
9 6 (1.52%) CMS
9 6 (1.52%) WebSphere Process Server
9 6 (1.52%) WebSphere Portal
10 5 (1.27%) Apache Solr
10 5 (1.27%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 10 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.28%) MS Office
3 7 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.76%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.25%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 16 (4.05%) ResourceLink
2 5 (1.27%) SAP PM
3 4 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.51%) Magento
6 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.25%) Tridion
6 1 (0.25%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.58%) SaaS
2 16 (4.05%) SuccessFactors
3 7 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.01%) Route 53
5 4 (1.01%) PaaS
5 4 (1.01%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.01%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.76%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.51%) IaaS
7 2 (0.51%) Taleo
8 1 (0.25%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.85%) HTTP
2 15 (3.80%) DNS
3 13 (3.29%) FTP
4 10 (2.53%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.28%) SSL
6 8 (2.03%) Internet
7 7 (1.77%) Firewall
7 7 (1.77%) DHCP
8 6 (1.52%) LAN
8 6 (1.52%) WAN
9 4 (1.01%) AMQP
10 3 (0.76%) IPsec
10 3 (0.76%) LDAP
11 2 (0.51%) DMZ
12 1 (0.25%) Intranet
12 1 (0.25%) DSL
12 1 (0.25%) DVB
12 1 (0.25%) ATM
12 1 (0.25%) SMTP
12 1 (0.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.62%) NoSQL
2 36 (9.11%) Oracle Database
3 31 (7.85%) Relational Database
4 29 (7.34%) MySQL
5 22 (5.57%) SQL Server
6 18 (4.56%) RDBMS
7 14 (3.54%) Big Data
8 12 (3.04%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (3.04%) Hadoop
9 10 (2.53%) DB2
10 9 (2.28%) Hazelcast
11 8 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.77%) InterSystems Cache
13 6 (1.52%) Oracle ODI
13 6 (1.52%) JasperReports
13 6 (1.52%) CouchDB
14 5 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (1.27%) Couchbase
15 3 (0.76%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 38 (9.62%) Eclipse
2 24 (6.08%) JUnit
3 23 (5.82%) Maven
4 21 (5.32%) Jenkins
5 15 (3.80%) Subversion
6 14 (3.54%) JIRA
7 11 (2.78%) Cucumber
8 10 (2.53%) Selenium
8 10 (2.53%) Git (software)
9 9 (2.28%) Gradle
10 7 (1.77%) NetBeans
10 7 (1.77%) Ant
10 7 (1.77%) Oracle Forms
10 7 (1.77%) Hudson
11 4 (1.01%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.76%) Mockito
13 2 (0.51%) QUnit
13 2 (0.51%) Jasmine
13 2 (0.51%) Calabash
13 2 (0.51%) Sinon.JS
General
1 60 (15.19%) Finance
2 12 (3.04%) Retail
3 11 (2.78%) Banking
4 10 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.28%) Marketing
6 7 (1.77%) Advertising
7 5 (1.27%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.76%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.76%) Games
8 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.51%) Back Office
9 2 (0.51%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 215 (54.43%) Developer
2 124 (31.39%) Java Developer
3 58 (14.68%) Architect
4 30 (7.59%) Senior Developer
5 23 (5.82%) Consultant
6 19 (4.81%) Senior Java Developer
7 18 (4.56%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (4.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 15 (3.80%) Analyst
9 14 (3.54%) Agile Coach
9 14 (3.54%) Web Developer
10 12 (3.04%) Integration Architect
10 12 (3.04%) Oracle Developer
10 12 (3.04%) J2EE Developer
10 12 (3.04%) Designer
11 11 (2.78%) Solutions Designer
11 11 (2.78%) Programmer
12 9 (2.28%) Software Developer
13 8 (2.03%) Java Architect
13 8 (2.03%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (25.06%) Web Services
2 95 (24.05%) Spring
3 86 (21.77%) HTML
4 83 (21.01%) J2EE
5 74 (18.73%) XML
6 55 (13.92%) CSS
7 51 (12.91%) .NET
8 50 (12.66%) RESTful
9 47 (11.90%) Hibernate
10 42 (10.63%) jQuery
11 41 (10.38%) JMS
12 33 (8.35%) HTML5
13 31 (7.85%) EJB
13 31 (7.85%) XSLT
13 31 (7.85%) JSF
14 30 (7.59%) Servlets
15 29 (7.34%) Ajax
15 29 (7.34%) JSON
16 28 (7.09%) Java EE
16 28 (7.09%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.87%) Open Source
2 25 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.32%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.53%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.03%) User Experience
7 7 (1.77%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.77%) Social Media
8 5 (1.27%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (1.27%) Animation
8 5 (1.27%) PMI
9 4 (1.01%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.01%) Web 2.0
9 4 (1.01%) CMDB
10 3 (0.76%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.76%) PDA
10 3 (0.76%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.76%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.51%) Clustering
11 2 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 92 (23.29%) Linux
2 35 (8.86%) Windows
3 25 (6.33%) UNIX
4 19 (4.81%) Android
5 18 (4.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.04%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.03%) CentOS
7 8 (2.03%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.77%) Solaris
9 6 (1.52%) HPUX
10 5 (1.27%) AIX
11 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.25%) SUSE
12 1 (0.25%) zOS
12 1 (0.25%) VMS
12 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (21.01%) TDD
3 52 (13.16%) BDD
4 48 (12.15%) Scrum
5 39 (9.87%) OO
6 37 (9.37%) MVC
6 37 (9.37%) Unit Testing
7 35 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (8.61%) Software Engineering
9 29 (7.34%) Mentoring
10 24 (6.08%) OOP
11 22 (5.57%) SOA
12 21 (5.32%) E-Commerce
13 18 (4.56%) Configuration Management
14 17 (4.30%) DevOps
15 16 (4.05%) UML
16 15 (3.80%) Project Management
17 14 (3.54%) Supplier Management
18 13 (3.29%) OOA/OOD
18 13 (3.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 98 (24.81%) SQL
2 96 (24.30%) JavaScript
3 58 (14.68%) Python
4 56 (14.18%) C#
5 49 (12.41%) Scala
6 45 (11.39%) C++
7 43 (10.89%) PHP
8 35 (8.86%) PL/SQL
8 35 (8.86%) Ruby
9 21 (5.32%) Perl
10 19 (4.81%) VBA
10 19 (4.81%) Shell Script
11 12 (3.04%) C
12 9 (2.28%) XPath
13 7 (1.77%) Objective-C
14 6 (1.52%) XQuery
15 5 (1.27%) Groovy
15 5 (1.27%) VB
16 2 (0.51%) R
16 2 (0.51%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 42 (10.63%) Security Cleared
2 38 (9.62%) Degree
3 33 (8.35%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.03%) ISEB
5 5 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (1.27%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.27%) APMP
6 4 (1.01%) PMP
6 4 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.76%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.51%) PhD
8 2 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.51%) OCP
8 2 (0.51%) OCA
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.51%) OCAJ
9 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.06%) QA
2 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.76%) XenApp
2 3 (0.76%) Xen
3 2 (0.51%) GPFS
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (3.29%) Puppet
2 4 (1.01%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.76%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.51%) YUM
4 2 (0.51%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.51%) Nagios
4 2 (0.51%) Foglight
4 2 (0.51%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (0.51%) Ganglia
4 2 (0.51%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.25%) OpenView
5 1 (0.25%) Ansible
5 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 95 (24.05%) Oracle
2 36 (9.11%) Microsoft
3 33 (8.35%) IBM
4 30 (7.59%) JBoss
4 30 (7.59%) SAP
5 26 (6.58%) Red Hat
6 18 (4.56%) webMethods
7 17 (4.30%) Dell
8 16 (4.05%) Software AG
9 13 (3.29%) Adobe
10 12 (3.04%) TIBCO
11 11 (2.78%) Atlassian
11 11 (2.78%) VMware
12 7 (1.77%) Citrix
13 6 (1.52%) Lotus
14 5 (1.27%) Curam
14 5 (1.27%) Google
14 5 (1.27%) BEA
15 4 (1.01%) RightScale
15 4 (1.01%) ServiceNow
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £470 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Engage PSG
Rate: £400 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Daily
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Burnley
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Lancaster
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Lancaster
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Wigan
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Lancaster
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago